Wow, thanks so much! I'm getting closer to having a good intuition of it now. Since the force of gravity acts at the center of mass, with such a magnitude that the system is in equilibrium, it doesn't matter where the torque is calculated.
Thank you again! That was very helpful and kind.
1. Homework Statement
2. Homework Equations
The relevant equations are obviously going to be the rotational equilibrium expressions regarding balancing clockwise and counterclockwise movement as it relates to T = Fx lever-arm.
3. The Attempt at a Solution
First...here is the answer...